Peripheral Neuropathy
or
Diabetic Pain

Peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy is (Pain) is one least known  but very common diabetic complications that causes severe pain and distress that most Type2 diabetics are unaware of until they begin to suffer the pains.

Peripheral Neuropathy can affect extreme parts of the body


The most common symptom can be sudden pain in the feet legs,toes or hands, or numbness,tingling,cramp, loss of sensation particularly in the feet, and sometimes loss of balance or tripping.Almost one in three type 2 diabetics will suffer from this stressful dificulty





I have included below my own personal experiences of peripheral neuropathy pains. I trust it will give the readers an insight and hope into this very painful and distressing condition attributed to type 2diabetes.


I have been free of T2diabetes for over 3 years now and I will continue to be in remission as long as I keep to my the food management regime and activity program I have developed that have enabled me to reverse Type 2 Diabetes.

But T2diabetes is a killer unless it is treated but until it is treated and the sugar levels are lowered it cause damage much of the damage cannot be repaired nerves and blood vessel are damaged by the excessive concentrations of sugar in the blood.






                                    If I can do it so can you



 My experiences are below I trust will give you hope


I first experience a most severe burning type pain in my left foot while taking the dog for its morning walk.The pain was so acute I had to stand on one leg for perhaps 2/3 minutes.

I then decided to persevere and try to carry on with the walk,I recall I was sweating with the effort of trying to walk putting as little weight as I could on the painful foot. after about 5/600 yards the pain  slowly eased and was gone. On another occasion the pain was so bad I had to phone for a life home.


I had no idea what could be he cause or what was going on in my foot but the same thing happened almost daily sometimes lasting for a few minutes and sometimes for hours. I put it down at first to perhaps to a touch of arthritis or I thought that I could be suffering from the onset of something like gout,until I heard that  T2 diabetes sufferers  had chronic pain in their feet and some had toes taken off.


I went to the doctors who arranged  for pain relief medication and to have tests also an appointment  was made for me to see a specialist podiatrist.

The podiatrist result they said was pressure on the bones in my foot were the cause and arranged for a special insole to fit into my shoes that would relive the pressure on the bones of my feet.


That didn't work the pains still came on intermittently after some months and various tests, I was informed I could be suffering from damage to my nerves brought on by diabetes and the excessive quantity of sugar in my blood.This had caused damaged to the blood vessels and nerves in my foot which was I was told was typical with someone suffering from long term Type 2 Diabetes.

I was informed that diabetes was a progressively deteriorating condition of diabetes which usually affected the various extremities of the body first like the hands feet even the head. It could not be cured once the damage had occurred the only thing was to try halt progress take action to control diabetes by reducing the blood my sugar levels.


At that time I had already tried a number of so called diabetes cures all scams useless and expensive.But I was determined to find a method to help me develop ways and means to lower permanently my sugar levels and keep it below diabetic levels

I have been free of T2 diabetes now for over three years now having successful reversed my T2diabetes with the programs I devised. I was told the peripheral neuropathy damage could not be revered and I would continue to experience the foot pain.

But since I have reversed my T2 diabetes and my diabetic control of blood sugar level remain stable below diabetic levels the neuropathic pain is all but gone. I still experience an occasional dull ache when walking now and then but it is much less intense and lasts only a very short time.

By keeping to the food management and physical active program of some easy daily exercise routines I developed to fit into my day without interfering with my work and family time.

I will continue to be in remission and remain free of the curse of diabetes to live a healthier longer.

Diabetes Control

The excessive high blood sugar level causes damage to the nerves and blood vessels extreme parts of the body this cause the severe bouts of pain in many T2 diabetics. It is only possible the halt the deterioration of this condition by taking action to reduce blood sugar levels.

I hope the above information will help other T2diabetics to commit to take action to start the journey to reverse type 2 diabetes and begin to live a healthier and longer life free of T2diabetes.



Peripheral neuropathy is just one of the diabetic neuropathies which belong to group of nerve disorders associated with or caused by diabetes. Certainly people with longer term type 2 diabetes will, over time, develop nerve damage throughout the body.

There are someT2 diabetics with nerve damage have no symptoms,however the majority will suffer from this very understated and debilitating condition.

While others may suffer continued intermittent distress with symptoms such as sudden and severe pain in the hands, arms, feet, and legs, night cramps,tingling, loss of feeling or or numbness particularly in the feet.




Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed 
Generally No. But its further deterioration can be halted.     

Diabetic Control and management of diabetic neuropathy. If the specific cause for the neuropathy is identifiable it is possible there may be treatment to reverse the symptoms or even cure the condition.

Diabetes Treatment

Normally nerve damage from diabetes cannot be reversed. This is because the body can't naturally repair nerve tissues that have been damaged and T2diabetes can eventually lead to amputations unless action is taken to reduce blood sugar levels.

However, researchers are now investigating various new methods to treat nerve damage caused by diabetes.

The obvious answer it try and limit further damage by controlling and reducing blood levels by making changes to what you eat how much you eat and more physical exercise.

Treatments for peripheral neuropathy?

In most cases neuropathy can't be cured once the damage has occurred, but you can do much to prevent further damage through better eating habits,cutting out completely all refined sugar. A better and healthier diet management plays a huge part in reducing diabetic sugar levels and taking more active daily exercise like brisk walking for only an extra 15 minutes per day can begin to start the process of lowering your blood sugar.

What can be done for peripheral neuropathy once the condition is established?

Your medical practitioner can prescribe a number of medications to help relieve peripheral symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.




Are there other types of neuropathy
YES

The signs types and symptoms of this diabetic lessor known condition  vary, depending on the type of neuropathy and which parts of the extremities are affected.

Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy. Your feet and legs are usually the first to be affected followed by hands and arms.

Often lower back and thigh pain is attributed as bout of Sciatica when in fact the cause is peripheral nephropathy pain

Symptoms and Signs of peripheral neuropathy include the following:

  • Cramp mainly at night in bed
  • Numbness or reduced ability to feel pain particularly in the feet
  • A tingling in the feet or hands
  • Severe burning sensation in the feet and hands
  • unexplained tripping when walking
  • Muscle weakness
  • Joint pain in feet and hands
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Serious foot problems, such as ulcers and infections.

What is Autonomic neuropathy

The autonomic nervous system controls your heart, bladder, lungs, stomach, intestines, sex organs and eyes. Diabetes can affect the nerves in any of these areas, possibly causing:

  • A lack of awareness that blood sugar levels are low (hypoglycemia unawareness)
  • Bladder problems, including urinary tract infections or urinary retention or incontinence
  • Constipation, uncontrolled diarrhea or a combination of the two
  • Slow stomach emptying (gastroparesis), leading to nausea, vomiting, bloating and loss of appetite
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Vaginal dryness and other sexual difficulties in women
  • Increased or decreased sweating
  • Inability of your body to adjust blood pressure and heart rate, leading to sharp drops in blood pressure after sitting or standing that may cause dizzy, feel light headed or even faint.

  • There are other forms of neuropathy that affect diabetics but the above are the main more well known types.

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